Cutchogue residents sign petition against proposed lithium battery storage facility

According to Key Capture Energy, the facility would provide energy to neighbors, but residents are not buying it.

News 12 Staff

Dec 6, 2022, 3:36 AM

Updated 559 days ago

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Over 1,000 people signed a petition saying they don't want a proposed lithium battery storage facility in their community of Cutchogue.
According to Key Capture Energy, the facility would provide energy to neighbors, but residents are not buying it.
"They're trying to sell it as a green project, but it really isn't," said Kevin O'Mara. "All they're really doing is training on the differential of energy prices."
The section of land on Oregon Road, where the project would go, is zoned as a light industrial area but O'Mara says the town is about to take a zoning review.
He and others think there is no reason to rush the project until the zoning review is complete.
Proponents of the project say there will be no threats of sanitary waste and no hazardous air emissions if or when the storage facility is built.
Others at Monday's board meeting questioned why the lithium battery store facility wouldn't be put it in already existing industrial facilities
News 12 reached out to the storage facility company Key Capture Energy for comment, but has not heard back as of 10 p.m. Monday.
Southold Supervisor Scott Russell did tell News 12 in part, "Like any application, it's all about siting and there are certainly concerns here."


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